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Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. workers to vote on unionizing

Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. workers to vote on unionizing

Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. workers will vote Wednesday and Thursday on whether to unionize under the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, a national union representing utility and other trade workers.

The move would create a new local chapter of IBEW, Local 410, to represent 1,419 electric and gas workers of the Baltimore-based utility. BGE workers involved in the effort say unionizing would give them a stronger voice now that the company is part of Exelon Corp., one of the largest energy companies in the country.

BGE, which employs a total of 3,200 people, is the only one of six utilities owned by Chicago-based Exelon that is not represented by a...

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